Illinois Businesses Produce More in 2012Illinois' economic activity continues to rise. That's according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis which reports Illinois' gross domestic product rose by just under-two-percent in 2012. That puts Illinois 26th among all 50 states. However, the pace of Illinois' gain was slower compared with the Great Lakes Region and the nation as a whole. In 2011 the state's GDP rose by more than two-percent.
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